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GKIDS Acquires 'Song of the Sea,' By Oscar-Nominated 'Secret of Kells' Filmmaker

By Melina Gills | Indiewire February 11, 2014 at 4:22PM

GKIDS has signed on to be the North American distributor for Oscar-nominated Irish director Tomm Moore’s second animated feature "Song of the Sea." For this much-anticipated follow-up to 2009’s The Secret of Kells," Moore has re-teamed with composer Bruno Coulais and the Irish band Kíla. The film will feature the voices of Brendan Gleeson, David Rawle, Lisa Hannigan, Pat Shortt, and Jon Kenny.
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Song of the Sea

GKIDS has signed on to be the North American distributor for Oscar-nominated Irish director Tomm Moore’s second animated feature "Song of the Sea." For this much-anticipated follow-up to 2009’s The Secret of Kells," Moore has re-teamed with composer Bruno Coulais and the Irish band Kíla. The film will feature the voices of Brendan Gleeson, David Rawle, Lisa Hannigan, Pat Shortt, and Jon Kenny.

Regarding partnering once again with animation studio Cartoon Saloon and Moore, GKIDS founder and president Eric Beckman said, “We are absolutely thrilled to renew our collaboration with Cartoon Saloon for Song of the Sea. Tomm brings an unprecedented level of artistry and passion to his filmmaking and he and the team at Cartoon Saloon have created something truly incredible with this film. US audiences have a very, very special treat in store for them.”

Moore continues exploring his fascination with Irish folklore with a story that follows the last “Seal-child” Saoirse as she and her older brother Ben “embark on a fantastic journey across a fading world of ancient legend and magic in an attempt to return to their home by the sea.”

This article is related to: Acquisitions, GKIDS, Animation, The Secret of Kells






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